Research evaluating social media use and impacts on mental well-being inconclusive

There are more than 500 million people interacting with Facebook from countries all over the world every single day, and that number is growing. On August 24, 2015 Facebook reached a milestone when, for the first time, one billion users logged onto the site in a 24-hour window, which equates to one out of seven people in the entire world being active on the social networking website. Facebook is the world’s largest online social network, and has revolutionized how people interact and communicate. Yet, sometimes Facebook feels like a fog, which can hover over all of our social judgements and interactions. In fact, Facebook has grown so prevalent that it has even joined its ever-popular cousin Google and progressed into the ‘verb territory'; for example, the mark of a serious relationship is when it finally becomes “Facebook official”. —> Read More